Corrupt practices” and “bribery” forced no less than four by-elections following the 2011 General Election. That’s what a Parliamentary Select Committee report on the Electoral Commission Report on the by-elections 2011 has found. A copy of the report has been obtained by the Samoa Observer.
The Business, Standing Orders, House and Electoral (B.S.O.H.E.) Committee, chaired by the Speaker of Parliament, La’auli Leuatea Polata’ivao, noted a number of concerns during the course of the last General Election that led to the four seats being made void.